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a payment it just can't deliver. it is required to pay $5.6 billion to the federal government by sunday. this money will fund healthcare benefits for retirees. usps says it just can't make the payment because it is simply broke. this will be the second default payment by the postal service in two months. if congress is forced to step in, major cuts to mail delivery. >>> still ahead, first it was your sodas, now another item taken off the menu in new york city. >>> and then a little later on, we'll help you get through airport security, but without long lines. >> and up next, a local man's journey with a rare disorder that can cause his body to blow up and swell at any moment. why he has more hope for a normal life now than ever. >>> in tonight's health alert, we highlight a capitol hill man who struggles every day with a very rare genetic disorder that could be deadly. certain triggers cause his body to expand and swell. when you see it, it may remind you of the comic book character, the incredible hulk. >> if i catch a ball the wrong way or exert too much pressure on my hands, it wil
length book, it's her first novel for adults. a casual vacancy is about the death of a local government official and includes references to drugs and sex. the book/no. 1 on amazon.com and is getting mixed reviews. >>> want some tv with those frees? mcdonald's is putting something new -- fries? mcdonald's is putting something new on the menu, television. the fast food giant is launching the m channel in its restaurant featuring news, sports, entertainment, even local programming. right now the m channel is only being shown in a handful of stores, but it could expand nationwide within the next 18 months. >>> coming up a man's facial hair becomes a not so secret ingredient at an oregon brewery. top? >> we have some showers and thunderstorms off to the west. we're okay in the immediate metro area. let me show you radar. some of these are producing hail. we have reports of hail in shenandoah. is here all headed up east, northeast up 81. >> up next a store clerk brings a four-pack of beer to a knife fight and wins. >> don't forget, we're always on at www.wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be righ
and government. occupy d.c. participants entered this building. there was some pushing and shoving, but no violence. they occupied pennsylvania avenue sitting down on the pavement blocking traffic, until police issued this warning. >> if you do not seize and behave, you will be arrested. this is your third and final warning. >> reporter: rather than be arrested, they moved to freedom plaza. like last year, the occupy d.c. movement represents a variety of causes. >> i think what we achieved most of all is an awareness that something is wrong in america. >> going against the criminal activities of these bankers, one of those was predatory lending. >> i'm for the 99% and part of 47%. so i need to be out here to protect my rights. >> reporter: in the afternoon they marked the u.s. chamber of commerce, on the front door steps. they left, saying we'll be back. they walked through mcpherson square, now clean and green. a year ago, the federal park was a tent city where many of them lived for months on end. as they marched down k street, passing a bank of america, they protested the forecl
, what the government is doing to make sure the ecofriendly products you buy are really green. liz crenshaw is more with the details. >> listen up to that story. we begin with american express. the credit card company will refund $250,000 consumers an estimated $85 million. the consumer financial protection bureau says amex violated credit card practices ranging from debt collection to card solicitations, and late fee charges. in addition to the refund of 85 million consumer, they will pay more than $27 million in civil fines. they will notify consumers directly. you do not have to take any action. the cfpb warns against any other entity offering to help you reclaim the money. that is likely to be a scam. water bills have gone up in prince george's county. consumers are paying double the flush tax now. $5 per month. which is the chesapeake bay restoration fee. the wssc says the fee increase will be used to improve the waste water treatment plans owned by utilities throughout the state. residents who cannot afford that higher fee can apply for an exemption. residents are also seeing
in business. if you know of health risk, corruption or government waste, e-mail me at tips at wusa9.com. i'm russ ptacek, 9news. >> there's only one kind of good infestation. that's a topper shutt infestation. >> that's the nicest thing i've been called all day. we have some showers to the south and remember those big thunderstorms last night? >> yes. >> a lot of lightning. check this out. watch the veins come out in bethesda taken by an editor's son. pretty darn cool. >> is that time lapsed or happening realtime? >> no. that actually is realtime. it might have been slowed down for you, but it was taken in realtime. we had a great picture on facebook yesterday of lightning in centreville. outside we're looking at clouds brought to you by michael and son. temperatures after a high of 81 still 75. dew points are going down which is kind of good. winds have turned northwesterly at night. the front is about through us. here's a look at radar. most of the activity is kind of 66, 50 southward, more activity to the west and also sinking to the south. if you're going to see a high school football
for all people. >> reporter: their targets are banks, businesses and government agencies along the k street corridor. >> fight fight fight. >> reporter: their fight against what they call corporate greed and corruption. >> not on my watch and i couldn't get away with it. >> people need to realize their voice matters and for the most part we live in a silent society that doesn't use it. that's what keeps money in politics. that's why we have a bipartisan system bought by the same corporations. >> reporter: the march took them from freedom plaza to the u.s. chamber of commerce and to pepco. >> fight fight fight, fight the rate hike. >> reporter: police followed behind the demonstrators as they disrupted traffic. at 1 point one protester tried to make his way into a corporation. many looked on as the protesters walked by. some even showed their support. demonstrators say their goal is to make sure people what were the fight is about and to make sure their voices are heard. >> i was a part of the civil rights movement and this is nowhere near as intense, but i see the dedication, the
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